Slovenian Customs Seize EUR 5.5 M Worth of Counterfeits

Nov 29 2011 - 13:25

According to the Slovenian Customs Administration’s recent announcement, in August 2011 the Slovenian customs officials seized EUR 5.5 million (USD 7.5 million) worth of counterfeit perfumes, shoes and apparel bearing the logos of 28 well-known brands.

The officials seized 44,556 perfumes and eaux de toilette, 4,088 pairs of shoes and 6,879 clothing items, bearing the logos of Chanel, Dior, Armani, Hugo Boss, Diesel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo, Gucci, Lacoste, L’Oreal, Prada, among other brands.

The officials discovered the goods hidden among bottled water inside three large containers at the container terminal at the railway station in the capital of Ljubljana. The containers arrived by rail from Turkey and were on their way to the Netherlands and France.

The trademark owners have ordered the destruction of the goods under the Customs supervision.

For more information, please contact Katja Kranjec at our Slovenia office.

Source: Slovenian Customs

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